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The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. Older information, but still excellent background material.
Provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. Includes a section on customs and cultures.
Countrywatch Forecast Brief (Online)
Search "Countrywatch Forecast Brief - Name of Country" in ORBIS. Provides one 5-year historical and one 5-year projection summary for the country's macroeconomic, energy, metals and agriculture sectors and analyses the country's macroeconomic conditions and forecast.
Eldis is a knowledge sharing and learning platform, funded by the UK Department for International Development. It aims to share knowledge of selected economic, environmental and governance issues. It supports learning between Latin American, African and South Asian countries, and providies a networking platform for organizations and individuals to link to these regions. As a content partner with Eldis, the full selection of Briefs from Ella are available to download.
A complete source for detailed information about one hundred ninety three countries in the world, information about the United Nations and the associated agencies, and World Leaders. Information on the regional and state level is also given.
Provides a wealth of information for every country in the world. Each entry gives a brief history and outlines contemporary social, economic, political and religious issues. In addition, for each country there is a clear map and a quick-reference fact box containing data and statistics including languages, population, GDP, capital city, life expectancy, and more. Invaluable supplementary material includes detailed indicator tables showing income and poverty, health and population etc, and list of international organizations, such as the EU and the African Union, with essential information about these groupings.
Basic background information and statistics as well as links to official government sites for each country, maps and news. Includes links to art and culture, business & economy, tourism, history, etc. Many of these originate within the country.